Don Locke: Lookin Thru Bifocals
-Benjamin Harrison: known as having little personality, also a “cold fish” handshake; too his reluctance to shake hands with people.
-Who was the left-handed presidents? : James A. Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush( the older), Bill Clinton.
-William McKinley smoked fifteen cigars daily.
-Which president was benefited from the world’s first-conditioner? James A. Garfield’s. U.S. naval engineer installed a blower forced through a large chest of ice in the oval office during summer heat, it lowered the room temperature about twenty degrees.
-Woodrow Wilson’s picture appears only on $100,000 bills.
-Did Washington really throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River? Not likely historians say, he was too careful with his money.
-George H.W Walker Bush (the older) celebrates his 80th birthday by parachuting from an airplane.
-Warren G. Harding lost a lot of white house china in a poker game.
-Which president was considered to be the most liked? Dwight Eisenhower.
-Five things a president cannot do:
oOverride a Supreme Court Decision.
oDismiss his own veto override.
oRun for a third term.
oGive himself a pay raise.
oPut any elected affiant out of office.
-What future president served as being coach and assistant football coach at Yale University? Gerald Ford
-Ulysses S. Grant was the poorest man to become president. His memories were finished before his death, for owed debt, and to leave his wife some money.
-John Tyler and his school mate revolted against a brutal schoolmate and tied him up and left him in his room.
-Calvin Coolidge refused to allow any of his old clothing to be sold. He had any ID removed; had his secretary take them far away and sold to a used clothing store for $20 when his secretary returned the money to President Coolidge who was pleased. He wanted poor people to have the clothes with little cost to them.